Our trip to the Azores was WONDERFUL! I have so much to share, but for now I will tell you it was a heart journey. I find myself homesick for old yet new family, hydrangea covered hills, waterfalls, cobblestone streets, and the embrace and kisses of the people of Faja Grand, Flores.
As I left, my relative Antonio Nasciemento (who I just met and absolutely love) said, " a tu via parte" which translated is, "are you going to part." I replied, "si." He said that, "parte" means- "part of you will die when you go." I didn't want to leave, and yes part of me died in the leaving, but such a big part of me came alive in being there. I look forward to sharing it with you over the next week.
#1. Hydrangeas and trees in Flores
#2. Ova (grandma) and I in Terceira.
#3. Emilie and Tia Everesta (Ova's sister)
#4. The church in Faja Grande, Flores- with the most western most point of Europe.